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  • Mayor to discuss road diet study with state

    The state is giving some consideration to a road diet concept in downtown Elizabethtown.

    Mayor Tim Walker plans to meet  Friday with state transportation officials to learn details of a new road study the state has completed that could reduce lanes along U.S. 31W between St. John Road and Public Square.

    The road diet concept proposed in the past would cut the driving lanes to three on that portion of U.S. 31W. In addition to a center turn lane, it could make room for on-street parking downtown.

  • Judge denies date change in Hines case for second time

    For the second time, Judge Kelly Mark Easton denied defense counsel’s motion Tuesday to reschedule a jury trial for Joshua Hines, the Elizabethtown man accused of killing his neighbor last April.

    Hines, 25, is represented by the Department of Public Advocacy. The jury trial is set to begin March 12.

    In December, co-counsel Melanie Foote presented the continuance motion. Easton denied it, saying the court would have a better idea if the trial needed to be postponed at Tuesday’s pretrial conference.

  • Empty Bowls event nets $12,000 for Warm Blessings

    Warm Blessings had raised about $12,000 by Tuesday morning through the organization’s first Empty Bowls fundraiser Saturday.

    Donations continued to trickle in after the event, pushing the total higher than the estimated $10,500 at the fundraiser.

    Donations are meant to go to paying principle on the mortgage of Warm Blessings’ building on East Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown, where people in need can get food, take showers and wash their clothes.

  • Agreement officially names Elizabethtown airport

    An agreement was struck this week to place an official name on Elizabethtown's airport.

    Kevin Addington, representing the Addington families, signed an agreement with the airport's board of directors to name it Addington Field Elizabethtown Regional Airport.

    Mayor Tim Walker signed the agreement affirming it, according to a news release issued by the airport. The purpose is to ensure the Addington family name will remain in the airport's official title, according to the release.

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  • HCS seeking opinions on career center through survey

    Community members interested in sharing opinions on the possibility of Hardin County Schools opening a College and Career Center have an opportunity through a survey being offered on the district’s website.

    The survey was created through the student advisory council for Superintendent Nannette Johnston. Chris Mudd, a senior at John Hardin High School, suggested the survey after Johnston asked the 12-member board to gather opinions from students and parents.

  • NHHS choir to receive 'Glee' check

    The choir at North Hardin High School will be presented with a check of $10,000 today from the “Glee” Give-A-Note campaign, sponsored by the Fox television show and the National Association for Music Education.

    The choral program, along with about 500 others from across the country, submitted a video about why they needed a grant, and were one of 60 schools selected for a second-place prize of $10,000.

  • Army sets new trial date for Burke

    The general court-martial of accused killer Brent Burke has been rescheduled for May 2 at Fort Campbell.

    The court-martial originally was set for earlier this month, but a military judge approved a continuance agreed upon by government and defense counsel, according to a news release.

    The U.S. Army has charged Burke with murder, burglary and conduct unbecoming.

    The sergeant is accused in the September 2007 shooting deaths of his estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and her former mother in law, Karen Comer, at Comer’s Rineyville home.

  • Hardin County Schools on one-hour delay

    County schools in the Hardin and Meade will operate on a one-hour delay for the district this morning.

    Buses will be running later and the schools will work on a reduced schedule because of the threat of hazardous weather.

  • Commonwealth's attorney responds to judge's order

    Several days after a Hardin Circuit Court judge delivered a written order in which he chided the Commonwealth’s Attorney Office, prosecutor Chris Shaw responded in the form of a letter to The News-Enterprise.

    “In determining whether to try cases a second (or third) time in this county, I take my cues from Hardin County juries as to what cases and laws they find important enough to convict on,” Shaw wrote in a letter dated Feb. 9.